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Film Adaption of "Children of Plains Estates Series

Goal: Create short film to present to film festivals to create market for feature film.

Treatment

Children of Plains Estates – Short Film Adaptation


Characters: Glen Adams, father Tom Smith, Ellen Smith –mother
Robert Bates, Alan Bates, Janice Bates
David Mcknight: Alan’s friend
Alfredo Hernandez, Cuban,  Alejandra Hernandez, Arianna – Sister , Arbela Mother

"Unheard Voices" follows the journey of two boys, Alan Bates, molested by his father and Alfredo Hernandez molested by a Catholic Priest. Alfredo and his family struggle as their faith is tested and they struggle to forgive a God that they feel has betrayed them. Alan Bates is faced with a  judicial system that has failed to give him justice, a church that turned on his mother and taunting by his friends when his father is released from jail.

In the aftermath one of these youth will survive and one will commit suicide.

Scene 1:

Abuse is discoved by Dr. Smith, Glen Adams step-father during an examination.

Flashback to beginning of the abuse.

Father's arrest.


Scene 2

The court scene: Robert Bates sentenced. Alan Bates screams and runs out of court when his father is sentenced to six months in jail.


Scene 3

Alfredo refuses to attend mass. Flashback of the abuse. Alfredo tries to pray but cannot confront the God that has betrayed him.

Alejuandro, his father confronts the church that convicting his son by transferring the priest that molested his son.


Scene 4
Release of Robert Bates
Alan Bates peers find out his father molested him and begin to taunt him at school.

Scene 5
A broken and sobbing Alfredo yells and screams at the God who he feels betrayed him. He mocks the word of God then begins to recite passages from the bible until he finds a sense of peace and the journey of faith begins.

Scene 6
After taunting by his peers Glen Adams murders his father and commits suicide in front of his accusers.

Isaac Lawrence

President/GM at Mobile Telecast Productions
Greater San Diego AreaBroadcast Media

Current Executive Director at Wign-TV Internet Television
President/GM at Mobile Telecast Productions
Past Technical Director and floor director at WDWO TCT Network Detroit
CPO Electronic Media Spec. Photojournalist at USCG Advertising and Public Affairs
Engineer/Cameraman at Times Square Studios NYC
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Education Louisiana Tech University
Defense Information School
Hampton University

Budget Expenditures

Equipment and crew (estimated 14 days) 82,824.00 additional equipment estimate 25,000.00
Actors: $100,000(SAG rates full and half day rates) maximum cost)
Admin: Permits Location
Salary: Director/editing, Script supervisor, Administration support, Casting, 90,000.00
Additional Expenditures $50,000.00



 











 

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